Brian Kilmeade: CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel shouldn't apologize for torture program
Kilmeade suggests a statement for Haspel: "I don't apologize for the Americans who are alive today and were not burned alive or had their heads cut off"
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From the May 8 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Every living CIA director backs her. And here's the other thing, Gina Haspel's got a decision to make. Is she going to come out and is she going to say, "Yeah, back then that's what I did, I regret it now." Or is she going to say, "That's what I did. I'm proud of what I was able to get out of the worst of the worst. I'm convinced I played an important role in stopping the next attack. I don't apologize for the Americans who are alive today and were not burned alive or had their heads cut off, because I was able to use enhanced interrogation, OK’d by the previous Justice Department, in order to keep America safe. And right now you don't want me to do it, so I won't. But if the laws say I should, and it keeps America safe, I will." That's what the CIA's supposed to do.
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Here's the other thing. Everything she did at the time was legal. And she was following instructions.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Jillian [Mele], woman to woman, she would be the first female CIA director, which would be amazing.